Sober Corps, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting recovery programs by providing life-skill mentors, workshops, and training to help people through their first years of freedom from chemical addiction, announced that it will host its second annual 12 Holes for 12 Steps golf tournament on Thursday, September 20, 2012, at Braemar Golf Course in Edina, Minn. Proceeds from the event will provide broad-based support for Sober Corps’ mission.
Fred Myers, president of Sober Corps, said, “We really had a great event last year and we’re excited to continue this tournament. The 12-hole format is a lot of fun and helps to raise awareness for such an important cause – helping people recover to a better life while recovering from chemical dependency and a destructive lifestyle.”
One of the only 12-hole tournaments in the nation, Sober Corps felt that the format would allow for a more manageable time commitment for participants while speaking to the importance of the 12-step process associated with chemical dependency recovery programs. The event, however, has a bit of a twist – each foursome will play nine holes and then play three of the nine holes a second time, recording only their best scores on each of those three holes. “Everyone deserves a second chance,” Myers explained. “We embrace the idea that each individual can change and improve with the help, kindness, and support of those around him or her.” In addition to the tournament, the organization will host a silent auction – each item following the number 12 theme.
Myers continued, “We’re a lean organization with big results. The people we work with continually tell us just how much of an impact we have in their lives. This tournament will no doubt help us continue to make a significant difference in the greater community.”
Sober Corps, founded in 2007, places emphasis on building life skills and assisting persons in recovery with creating a new network to meet their housing, employment, spiritual and other needs, especially during the fragile first year of recovery. With a growing roster of mentors, Sober Corps volunteers give one-on-one support and guidance to strengthen the recovery process. Services are provided at no cost to participants in the program.
With the success of its inaugural tournament, Sober Corps launched its Life Launch workshops, a series of free 90-minute life-skills education workshops designed to give participants the tools to be successful in all areas of life. Life Launch programs are open to everyone in the recovery community. Participation in Sober Corps’ mentorship program is not required.
More information about registering for the 12 Holes for 12 Steps golf event can be found here or by calling Stephanie Malon-Rufi at 612-767-4360.